The Treasure of Encouragement

This time I’m sharing with you a post that is written by my blogger friend Sharon. Read her thoughts about encouragement. You will understand why I think as many people as possible should read this beautiful post.

A Leaf in Springtime

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the single candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”~ The Buddha

SONY DSCEncouragement is commonly understood within the context of lifting up another who is down and out. But for me, the hallmark of encouragement is the wholehearted support and celebration of another person’s finest and happiest moments.

It is generosity, magnanimity and big-heartedness at the highest.

It is one of the most beautiful gifts in life, more sustaining than any extravagant present – to know that someone is selfless enough to have our best interests at heart.

Encouragement has the power to release one to fulfill one’s destiny. To encourage is to protect and confer honour to another. It replenishes. It soothes. It uplifts. It imparts life. It can be likened to the sweet nectar of the soul. Rain on a parched desert.

We are saved in moments like these. We are found in moments…

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2 responses to “The Treasure of Encouragement

  1. My dear Maarit,
    To be added among another’s work must surely count as a highest gift of support and encouragement. I thank you for your wonderful and warm friendship. To the many beautiful blessings we can all give to one another. Sharon

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